Penn To Decide On New Life Sciences Hub

  • The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that Penn’s Board of Trustees will vote today on constructing the new Neural and Behavioral Sciences building. Situated between two existing laboratories, and with a quarter of all Penn students majoring in Psychology, Biology, and the biological basis of behavior, professor David Brainard expects new synergies that will encourage research.
  • A unified zoning code between Lower Merion and Philadelphia, height restrictions (to encourage infill), and extended trolley line from 69th Street are just some suggestions that Stephen Stofka offers to improve City Line in his Crossing the Lines blog. While for now it’s “a weird sort of urban-suburban mishmash, … it could be special. It’s a key link.”
  • NakedPhilly looks at the renderings for a new residential complex proposed by American Studios LLC for the 1300 block of North American Street in Kensington. Community approval and zoning variations are pending–as is the sale of the lot.
  • On Thursday, November 10, the landscape architecture firm OLIN will present Patchwork Brewerytown, a look at their winning international design to create “Philadelphia’s first sustainable neighborhood.”
  • The Business Journal’s Natalie Kostelni reports that Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has purchased Vincent Kling’s old architectural firm KlingStubbins.
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